Industry REPORTs

Toolkit on Environmental Sustainability in the Museum Practice


Toolkit on Environmental Sustainability in the Museum Practice

Thursday July 1st, 2021

At CIMAM we recognize climate and ecological emergency and are seriously committed to working towards sustainability understood in the broadest terms set out by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, Agenda 2030. As an international organization dedicated to promoting best practices in modern and contemporary art museums, and to raising awareness and responding to the evolving needs of the profession, environmental sustainability is one of the main and most urgent aspects we should take care of.

It is part of our mission to foster change and facilitate to our members the resources, tools, guides, and examples to reduce museums’ carbon footprint in the short, medium, and long term. CIMAM encourages its members to commit to implementing the necessary changes for achieving climate neutrality according to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This toolkit produced thanks to the contributions of CIMAM Board members 2020–22, aims to help contemporary art museum professionals start implementing the necessary changes to become carbon neutral. It comprises the following sections:

(1) Examples of Immediate Actions

(2) Sustainability Action Plans

(3) Carbon Footprint Calculators and Certificates

(4) Sustainability Consultants

(5) Inspiring Projects, Platforms, and Resources

(6) Reading List

May 2021. Latest update: July 2021.

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